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Alberto Fernández announced that General Martín Miguel de Güemes will have his legal circulation ticket

2021-06-21T06:25:37.090Z

It was during the act for the bicentennial of his death, in Salta. "Once and for all I hope that the Argentines recognize him," he said and highlighted his "immense merit."



06/17/2021 2:17 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • Economy

Updated 06/17/2021 2:17 PM

President Alberto Fernández announced this Thursday in Salta that the figure of General Martín Miguel de Güemes will be included in

a legal circulation bill

in Argentina, in response to the "immense merit" of the gaucho hero, whose death is 200 years old today.

"I want to tell Salta people that I have given the order to the president of the Central Bank (Miguel Ángel Pesce) to include

the figure of General Güemes

in the

new issuance of bills

," said the President in the city of Salta.

Fernández affirmed this in a brief contact he maintained with some local media, at the conclusion of the official ceremony for the bicentennial of Güemes' death, where he was together with the Salta governor Gustavo Sáenz, and members of his Cabinet, among other authorities.

The President asked that "

San Martín, Belgrano and Güemes

return to the tickets

", and considered that "this only has to do with the immense merit of Güemes, which once and for all I hope that the Argentines will recognize it, as they belatedly recognized so many heroes that they were covered by their condition as popular leaders. "

Alberto Fernández and the governor of Salta, Gustavo Sáenz, in the commemorative act for the 200 years of the death of Güemes.

Photo Presidency.

He also assured that he was "very happy" to be able to participate in the events in honor of the gaucho hero, adding: "We are going through a very difficult time, but we are all going to work together to get ahead."

The president arrived in Salta on Wednesday night, where he took part in the ceremony of the traditional Guard Under the Stars, and this Thursday he was in the Pantheon of the North Glories, in the Basilica Cathedral, where the remains of the Salta general rest. , to then lead the central act at the foot of the monument erected in his honor.

Three days ago, Sáenz had claimed to be "very close" to stamping the figure of General Martín Miguel de Güemes and his gauchos on a legal tender bill, as part of the tributes for the bicentennial of the caudillo's death, which occurred on 17 June 1821.

Alberto Fernández at the monument to Güemes, in Salta.

"We have repeatedly asked the national government and President Alberto Fernández, personally, that the figure of Güemes and the gauchos be stamped on a banknote, which is the complete sample of sovereignty of a people and of the Homeland," he said. on that occasion the Salta president.

With information from Télam

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Source: clarin

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